Michael Ray Rowell, 55, passed away August 25, 2011 at his home in Lloyd, with his family and mother by his side.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on September 8 at Beggs Funeral Home in Madison. His funeral was at 11 a.m. Beggs Chapel, and burial followed in Hanson Methodist Church Cemetery.
He was born February 4, 1956, in Greenwood, South Carolina. He had lived most of his growing up years in Madison, Florida, being very active in 4-H work.
He moved to Melbourne for about five years, working for General Development driving heavy equipment, building roads and later, building houses. He loved to fish at the Sebastian Inlet.
He then returned back to Madison and worked with Tim Sanders, doing survey work.
He met and married Renee Curry, who worked at a nursing home. Their house burned on Range Avenue, which led them to Tallahassee, and Michael going to college and learning to be a paramedic, first in Thomasville, Georgia, then Tallahassee Community College, where he graduated. Renee continued to work at a nursing home.
Michael immediately went into paramedic work in Gadsden County, where he continued to work for 15 years. He loved his work and helping people in need, and saving lives. This job helped him be at home during some part of the week to check on the children’s needs and their home schooling. The oldest two have now graduated with top honors. There are five children, Christina, now 23, Michael age 20, Aaron age 15, Zachary age 12, and Caroline, age 10.
They were led to church, the three oldest having been baptized, and joining the church. They all continued going to church and serving the Lord.They will greatly miss their father, as wherever he went, they went. Please keep them in your prayers.